New Retirement Tiers for Sacramento County Employees Effective 1/1/2013

The Board of Supervisors approved new retirement tiers for Miscellaneous and Safety Members for employees hired on or after January 1, 2013.  In August 2012, the State of California approved the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (CalPEPRA).   While the bulk of the new provisions apply to CALPERS, some also apply to counties who are administered under the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, which includes Sacramento County.  Accordingly, new employees hired by Sacramento County on or after January 1, 2013 will have

  • Reduced benefits formulas
  • Increased retirement ages
  • Caps on compensation that count towards pension benefits
  • No ability to purchase ARC (Additional Retirement Credits)
  • 50/50 cost sharing between employees and the employer

Miscellaneous Employee Retirement Tier V (effective 1/1/2013)

The new formula begins with 1.0% at age 52 and incrementally increases to 2.5% at and after age 67.

Safety Employee Retirement Tier IV (effective 1/1/2013)

The new formula begins with a 2.0% at age 50 and incrementally increases to 2.7% at and after age 57.

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